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The Trojan Women

myths & legends • stage to screen • ancient times • redemption • survival
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After their ten-year siege, the victorious Greek army seeks to curse those Trojans whom fate has yet spared. Separated from their children, denied their mourning and destined for slavery, the women of fallen Troy huddle within the parched wreckage of their once glorious city. For this ambitious screen version of one the most powerful works of classic Greek theatre, director Michael Cacoyannnis unleashes the talents of four of the screen's most exciting actresses. Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Genevieve Bujold and Irene Papas seamlessly mesh into an unprecedented ensemble cast that one could never hope to see on stage. The Trojan Women is both a re-energised and evocative denunciation of human cruelty and a passionate chorus of redemption and survival.

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